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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkby Stephen

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby Stephen

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby Stephen) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby Stephen

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kirkby Stephen and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kirkby Stephen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Kirkby Stephen property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kirkby Stephen Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Kirkby Stephen, what recommendations will a Kirkby Stephen property surveyor make for houses built with brick?

Brick-constructed converted property in Kirkby Stephen demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be subject to distinct issues, including frost damaged pointing and spalling. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Morgan Andy at 7 Courtnay Rise, Hereford, HR1 1BP on 01432 353313.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Chimney stacks

For the Kirkby Stephen HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects should be examined using binoculars as necessary. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space is an example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Kirkby Stephen property in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Kirkby Stephen property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a Kirkby Stephen property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Kirkby Stephen. What advice would the property surveyor in Kirkby Stephen give in their report?

Houses in Kirkby Stephen in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. From the purlins to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor in Kirkby Stephen a quote for any suggested work. Contact Guardian Roofing of Asquith House/Harmby Rd, Leyburn, DL8 5QA on 01969 621905 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kirkby Stephen and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kirkby Stephen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Kirkby Stephen property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kirkby Stephen Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Kirkby Stephen, what recommendations will a Kirkby Stephen property surveyor make for houses built with brick?

Brick-constructed converted property in Kirkby Stephen demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be subject to distinct issues, including frost damaged pointing and spalling. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Morgan Andy at 7 Courtnay Rise, Hereford, HR1 1BP on 01432 353313.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Chimney stacks

For the Kirkby Stephen HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects should be examined using binoculars as necessary. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space is an example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Kirkby Stephen property in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Kirkby Stephen property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a Kirkby Stephen property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Kirkby Stephen. What advice would the property surveyor in Kirkby Stephen give in their report?

Houses in Kirkby Stephen in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. From the purlins to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor in Kirkby Stephen a quote for any suggested work. Contact Guardian Roofing of Asquith House/Harmby Rd, Leyburn, DL8 5QA on 01969 621905 for details.

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